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Farmers’ Market Finds

Farmers’ Market Finds

Farmers’ Market Finds

Your local farmers’ market is filled with seasonal superfoods to keep you healthy, looking vibrant, and at the peak performance.

Asparagus – This veggie is full of phytochemical glutathione, which helps stave off cancer.  It contributes to a healthy digestive system by promoting good bacteria.

Honeydew Melons – You receive more than half of your total vitamin C needs for the day in less than 70 calories.  Also, melons are filling, so your appetite is satiated.

Spinach – Spinach is a great source of iron, but it’s also full of health-promoting phytonutrients.  Lutein is a powerful carotenoid that keeps eyes healthy and skin firm, while helping to protect it from sun damage.

Strawberries – Eating 8 strawberries gives you more vitamin C than an orange.  Also strawberries are rich in folate, antioxidants and fiber.

Sugar Snap Peas – Peas are packed with vitamin C as well as vitamin K, which offers protection from age-related conditions, such as heart disease, weaker bones and dementia.

Blueberries – This fruit contains high amounts of vitamins C and K, which aids in the formation of collagen, maintain healthy gums and promote a healthy immune system.

Broccoli – While high in vitamins C and K, antioxidants that fight inflammation and beta-carotene, which improves eye health, broccoli also keeps hair, skin and nails healthy-looking.

Beef –  Look for the local, organic beef farmers who have set up shop at the farmer’s markets.  Beef packs in much needed iron, which keeps us from becoming too fatigued.  Aim for the least fatty of the common cuts if you can!

Papaya – Papayas contain rich sources of antioxidant nutrients, B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid.  Also when applied topically, the enzymes in this fruit help stimulate your complexion by digesting dead skin cells to leave you glowing.

Walnuts – Walnuts are packed with Omega-3 that helps the old skin cells turn over in time to be replaced by new skin cells. This is especially good for chapped lips and dry skin.

 

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